Stefano Monti PhD

Associate Professor, Computational Biomedicine

Associate Professor, Biostatistics

75 E. Newton St | (617) 414-7031
Stefano Monti
Sections

Computational Biomedicine

Centers

BU-BMC Cancer Center

Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Biography

Stefano Monti is a Computational Biologist and joined the BU faculty in January 2011 in the section of Computational Biomedicine, with joint appointments in the Biostatistics Department and the Bioinformatics program. Monti received his Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed his training with a post-doctoral fellowship at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon. His doctoral and post-doctoral research focused on the development of machine learning and knowledge discovery methodologies, with a particular emphasis on probabilistic reasoning and Bayesian approaches to modeling biomedical data. Since 2001, he has worked in the field of Cancer Genomics, first as a Research Scientist at the Whitehead Institute’s Center for Genome Research, and later as a Computational Biologist in the Cancer Program at the Broad Institute.

Dr. Monti's laboratory integrates systems biology, machine learning, and bioinformatics approaches to investigate the molecular drivers of human disease, with the goals of advancing prevention and care. This multidisciplinary effort relies on the development of novel computational methodologies, and on the design of experiments based on the generation and integrative analysis of high-throughput multi-omics data, with the goal of identifying novel therapeutic targets and developing accurate diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. Specific areas of research include the study of the molecular mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression and of the role played in it by environmental exposure, as well as the study of the biological factors contributing to healthy aging and extreme longevity.

Other Positions

Education

Artificial Intelligence, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1999

Artificial Intelligence, MS, University of Pittsburgh, 1995

Computer Science, MS, University of Houston, 1993

Computer Science, BS, Università degli Studi di Udine, 1991

Publications

Published on 8/1/2022

Shah HS, Moreno LO, Morieri ML, Tang Y, Mendonca C, Jobe JM, Thacker JB, Mitri J, Monti S, Niewczas MA, Pennathur S, Doria A. Serum Orotidine: A Novel Biomarker of Increased CVD Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Discovered Through Metabolomics Studies. Diabetes Care. 2022 Aug 01; 45(8):1882-1892. PMID: 35696261.

Published on 5/4/2022

Alhousami T, Diny M, Ali F, Shin J, Kumar G, Kumar V, Campbell JD, Noonan V, Hanna GJ, Denis GV, Monti S, Kukuruzinska MA, Varelas X, Bais MV. Inhibition of LSD1 Attenuates Oral Cancer Development and Promotes Therapeutic Efficacy of Immune Checkpoint Blockade and YAP/TAZ Inhibition. Mol Cancer Res. 2022 May 04; 20(5):712-721. PMID: 35105672.

Published on 4/8/2022

Karagiannis TT, Monti S, Sebastiani P. Cell Type Diversity Statistic: An Entropy-Based Metric to Compare Overall Cell Type Composition Across Samples. Front Genet. 2022; 13:855076. PMID: 35464841.

Published on 9/27/2021

Reed ER, Monti S. Multi-resolution characterization of molecular taxonomies in bulk and single-cell transcriptomics data. Nucleic Acids Res. 2021 09 27; 49(17):e98. PMID: 34226941.

Published on 8/1/2021

Gurinovich A, Song Z, Zhang W, Federico A, Monti S, Andersen SL, Jennings LL, Glass DJ, Barzilai N, Millman S, Perls TT, Sebastiani P. Correction to: Effect of longevity genetic variants on the molecular aging rate. Geroscience. 2021 Aug; 43(4):2101. PMID: 34143375.

Published on 7/29/2021

Kim S, Reed E, Monti S, Schlezinger JJ. A Data-Driven Transcriptional Taxonomy of Adipogenic Chemicals to Identify White and Brite Adipogens. Environ Health Perspect. 2021 07; 129(7):77006. PMID: 34323617.

Published on 7/13/2021

Hicks-Berthet J, Ning B, Federico A, Tilston-Lunel A, Matschulat A, Ai X, Lenburg ME, Beane J, Monti S, Varelas X. Yap/Taz inhibit goblet cell fate to maintain lung epithelial homeostasis. Cell Rep. 2021 07 13; 36(2):109347. PMID: 34260916.

Published on 5/27/2021

Dela Cruz A, Kartha V, Tilston-Lunel A, Mi R, Reynolds TL, Mingueneau M, Monti S, Jensen JL, Skarstein K, Varelas X, Kukuruzinska MA. Gene expression alterations in salivary gland epithelia of Sjögren's syndrome patients are associated with clinical and histopathological manifestations. Sci Rep. 2021 05 27; 11(1):11154. PMID: 34045583.

Published on 5/4/2021

Gurinovich A, Song Z, Zhang W, Federico A, Monti S, Andersen SL, Jennings LL, Glass DJ, Barzilai N, Millman S, Perls TT, Sebastiani P. Effect of longevity genetic variants on the molecular aging rate. Geroscience. 2021 06; 43(3):1237-1251. PMID: 33948810.

Published on 3/28/2021

Zhao Y, Federico A, Faits T, Manimaran S, Segrè D, Monti S, Johnson WE. animalcules: interactive microbiome analytics and visualization in R. Microbiome. 2021 03 28; 9(1):76. PMID: 33775256.

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